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  Topic: bryan wilson - [email protected]
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Replies: 128
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:59 am   Subject: Re: bryan wilson - [email protected]
Awesome!!

Got some beam seals from bryan. Fastest shipping on the samba!!

Thanks!!
  Topic: Steel wheel idea
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Replies: 8
Views: 1010

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Steel wheel idea
Looks good! I'm using some similar minivan hoops and 66-67 centers to build a pair of wider rear wheels for my bug.

Any tips on welding them and getting them straight with no wobble or runout?
  Topic: Hubcap Alternatives
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Replies: 1
Views: 48

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:50 am   Subject: Hubcap Alternatives
I'm currently widening some 66-67 slotted wide five wheels for my bug. I've been thinking about running them without hubcaps, or maybe some sort of center cap. The only thing I have found is the Baj ...
  Topic: Competition Engineering Shock Rubbers
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Replies: 3
Views: 261

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:29 am   Subject: Competition Engineering Shock Rubbers
Anyone have a source for replacement shock rubbers for the CE shocks?

I would like to try urethane this time around.

Competition Engineering rear drag shocks..

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/cla ...
  Topic: Flat towing question
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Replies: 3
Views: 226

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:21 pm   Subject: Re: NEWBIE
Welcome to the samba!

You can forget about backing it up.. unless you have someone to control the steering wheel. The front tires will go all the way to one side and skid.

Just try not to get i ...
  Topic: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
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Replies: 15
Views: 468

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am   Subject: Re: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
Well I have one nice one on my car and one that is so-so.. Also have another pair of them that are fair.. dings, scratches etc.

I was thinking I could get all 4 re-chromed, then sell of the extra s ...
  Topic: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
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Replies: 15
Views: 468

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
Ogden Chrome and Bumper is popular.

Called and got a quote. $300 each Shocked

Anyone know of a cheaper route?
  Topic: 58-67 Beetle Fun.. if you would.. which kooliest parts.
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: 58-67 Beetle Fun.. if you would.. which kooliest parts.
Chrome angled stinger with truck nuts hanging from the flange.😁

Haha I found a pair of nutz on the highway and been threatening to put them on my bug..

BUG NUTZ!
  Topic: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
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Replies: 15
Views: 468

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: SB12 Headlight Ring Restoration Service?
Where can I get some SB12 headlight rings repaired and re-chromed?

Tried the search and came up with nothing.
  Topic: Crankshaft needs identification!
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Replies: 4
Views: 200

PostForum: Water-cooled VW   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:04 am   Subject: Re: Crankshaft needs identification!
Looks like a water cooled to me. Try posting the numbers in the water cooled section for ID?

Here is a similar crank for sale in the classifieds.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail. ...
  Topic: Clutch cable bowden case
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Replies: 2
Views: 121

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch cable bowden case
Your old clutch was probably glazed enough to not chatter as much as the new one.

You need the Bowden tube!

I would get the Bowden tube, then cut the clutch cable tube to the correct length so t ...
  Topic: Please help identify
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Replies: 17
Views: 408

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Please help identify
Your best bet is to find a beetle title and license it that way. That is the way we do it in this state. I see them for sale on craigslist and at swap meets. Although it is illegal to sell a title ...
  Topic: Looking for advice on BRM rim vs tire size
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Replies: 5
Views: 272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:23 am   Subject: Re: Looking for advice on BRM rim vs tire size
Are there any concerns to be aware of running 6.5" rears on a 62 lowered 2 splines?

Depends on tire.. my short axle 67 bug runs 6.5 brms out back with 205-65-15 tires and stock bump stops. It ...
  Topic: Small electric motor brushes
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Replies: 3
Views: 143

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:15 am   Subject: Re: Small electric motor brushes
No problem! If you can't find the exact size, you can always sand them down to whatever size you need fairly easily.
  Topic: Small electric motor brushes
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Replies: 3
Views: 143

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: Small electric motor brushes
There are tons of generic brushes on ebay.. mostly Chinese.

Try searching for motor brushes there.
  Topic: what's the best tool(s) to grind welds ?
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Replies: 9
Views: 690

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 am   Subject: Re: what's the best tool(s) to grind welds ?
Get good at welding, or get good at grinding.. Laughing

Seriously though.. this tool is indispensable.

Pneumatic die grinder with roloc pad. Uses abrasive sanding discs or scotch brite style disc ...
  Topic: dyno results
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Replies: 32
Views: 1530

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:44 am   Subject: Re: dyno results
How much was the dyno time if you don't mind me asking? I'm near your neck of the woods and would love to get my turbo car on a dyno.
  Topic: bare metal before paint
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Replies: 4
Views: 415

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:18 am   Subject: Re: bare metal before paint
I put down a sealer coat b4 the final color

As jinx said you will definitely want to put a sealer on before top coating. Not only does this make your top coat more uniform, but it adds an extra l ...
  Topic: Oil sump screen on new build 1641
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Replies: 9
Views: 233

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:06 pm   Subject: Re: Oil sump screen on new build 1641
Using it isn't a bad idea.. it will protect the oil pump from debris.

Then let your remote filter remove the fine stuff.

When I first built my turbo motor, I ditched the screen. Broke a piston ...
  Topic: Stock 67 brake drums
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Replies: 2
Views: 108

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Stock 67 brake drums
Original 67 looks like the one on the right.. are these the ribs you are referring to?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1548787.jpg
 
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